beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Pitch black color, thin light brown head. Strong licorice aroma with roasty notes. Sweet licorice and caramel flavor with decent roastyness and subtle alcohol. Bitter finish. Medium body, liquorous texture, lively carbonation. This is pretty enjoyable, I wish I bought a couple more bottles.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly opaque black hazelnut brown medium head, leaving laces on the glass. Bandaid, clay nose. Sweelt malt, coffee and milk chocolate taste.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with short brown head. Suprisingly malty sweet aroma with a bit of roast grain/coffee behind it. Flavour is leaning more towards liquorice, quite sweet. Thin though smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, and ABV is well masked.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep balck witha thin mocha head. Aromas of cherries and sour milk. Very light on the roasted malts! Creamy mouthfeel (but could be bigger) notes of coffee and toast. Very little aftertaste. No lingering bitterness. Nice stout for the summer but would leave me quite disappointed on the cold winter night.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with light off white head. Cherry nose with tootsie roll. Liquorice, chocolate, carmel with a dry coffee finish. Tasty, definatly a good brew!
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep black color with a fine light brown head (little retention). The carbonation shows up on the edges of the lace. The Aromas are of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. The taste is sweet (light) with a slow dry bite. Mouth feel is rather thin with a dry finish.
Refreshing, well balanced and uncomplicated. A stout?
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty coffee flavour disguises alcohol. On smooth side compared to national brands. Popular with mates. But would get bored after half a bottle. Bit aggressive carbonation, malt and syrupy sweet. Dark brown pleasing head. More than acceptable as transition beer to micros.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet and malty stout... not sure what to expect from a jamaican brew, but it certainly lived up to the coffee flavour. All other flavours were somewhat muted until the residue at the end. There are better ones out there.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark black colour, slight ruby tint with a thick tan head that faded fairly quickly. Nice chocolate aroma, coffee hints and a bit of cherry fruitiness. Very malty taste, molasses, treacle, and chocolate. Coffee bitterness is quite prominant in the finish. Alcohol sneaks into the finish as well but it adds a nice warming touch. As the beer warms, you get more caramel and vanilla on the nose as well as on the front of the palate. Very tasty and full-bodied.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
284ml brown bottle with newer better label than pictured here.Purchased chilled from a Clerkenwell bottle store. Poured an opaque ebony with tiny bubbles & mud brown head into my 300ml Bishops Finger goblet.Sweet spicy fruitcake nose. Roasted caramel and spice flavour with alcohol notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Surprisingly easy to drink. Bloody Good.